Winter Explore Series: The Institute

Winter Explore Series: The Institute

Tuesday, January 24, 4 to 5 p.m.
Winter Fun and Fort Building 
Tuesday, January 31, 4 to 5 p.m.
Let’s Go on a Hiking Adventure!
Tuesday, February 7, 4 to 5 p.m.
Where’s My Worm? How birds survive in the winter.
Tuesday, February 14, 4 to 5 p.m.
I (Heart) Pine Cones: Discover the Pines at Pine Hill
Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.
For kids in grades K–5.
Students will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest, and learn how humans keep warm in the winter.
Students work together with others to gather a variety of natural materials like branches and leaves, and build a lean-to structure or fort, requiring collaborative creativity and teamwork.
This program introduces STEM concepts through problem solving.
Cost: $6 for Institute members; $7 general public.
Register on The Institute’s website: www.natureandcultureinstitute.org.
For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/explore-winter-2023-winter-fun-fort-building/
Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschool, The Institute

Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschool, The Institute

Mondays January 23rd and 30th & February 6th and 13th, 2023 * 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.
Outdoor nature series for kids ages 2.5 years through 5 years.
Pre-registration for full series required.
Children must be accompanied by a parent.
Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities make learning fun, and include exploring the outdoors, hikes, nature stories, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, and puppets.
Series Fee: $28 member, $32 general public.
Register on The Institute’s website: www.natureandcultureinstitute.org.
For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/winter-wee-wonder-series-for-preschoolers/2023-01-23/
Garden Harvest Day – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Garden Harvest Day – Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Sunday October 2nd, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate Nature and Art in the Fall at Kings Gap during Garden Harvest Day on Sunday, October 2, 2022. From Noon to 5 PM, the Friends of Kings Gap will have a variety of activities for all ages.
Activities include hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin bowling, mum walk, eco-art, food trucks, nature storytime, apple cider press, chicken corn soup, and more.
There will also be handmade crafts from local artisans, including paintings, wooden bowls, dried flower wreaths, and more.
A nominal fee for some activities and “make and take” items will be charged, but parking and admission are free.
In addition, do not forget cash for food trucks and craft vendors.
Be sure to visit the mansion for the opening of the first Kings Gap Mansion Art Gallery featuring a wide variety of nature art from 14 local artists.
The gallery opens on Garden Harvest Day and continues throughout October.
The mansion will also be decorated with flowers generously donated by Roots Cut Flower Farm.
Garden Harvest Day will be held at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle.
All activities will be held in the mansion area.
Grove Family Library, Batty Talk and a Spooky Walk – Caledonia State Park

Grove Family Library, Batty Talk and a Spooky Walk – Caledonia State Park

Friday October 28th, 2022 * 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit the Caledonia State Park Office and learn some fun and interesting facts about these amazing pollinators.
Participate in bat activities and crafts.
Danielle Klein, Founder/Executive Director of The ButterBee Foundation will be sharing her extensive knowledge about bats.
Also Enjoy a self-guided StoryWalk on Whispering Pine Nature Trail and read a great story for Halloween.
Sunset will be at 6:13 PM.
Bring a flashlight if you plan on walking the trail after that time.
Pre-Registration encouraged but not required.

 

2022 TWEP Photography Contest

2022 TWEP Photography Contest

Photographs can be film based or digital, color or black and white.
Up to three (3) photos can be entered/person, regardless of category.
Contest open to all ages.
Categories are:
Wild Animal
Scenery/Wild Plants
2022 Special Category – Insects
Contest deadline is November 1, 2022.
More information and entry forms can be downloaded from website at www.twep.org
Cash prizes for top winners.
All photos will be displayed at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center on November 6th, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM